Hollywood: Will There Ever Be a 21st Century-Fox?

A PHONE call jolted awake Paramount Senior Vice President Robert Evans at 4 o'clock one morning last fall. Walter Matthau was on the line—and on the rampage—from the Long Island location of A New Leaf. According to Hollywood Columnist Joyce Haber, Matthau yelled: "If you don't get Stanley Jaffe off this picture, I'm leaving. Who is this twirp?" What, Evans asked, seemed to be the trouble between Walter and the 29-year-old who had just taken over as producer? Matthau explained that while shooting, "I had to go to the bathroom, and Jaffe ordered,...

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